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Finalists Announced: CGLCC Business Leadership Awards

October 22, 2020

Tegan & Sara to Receive Legacy Award Honouring Long-standing Contributions to the LGBT+ Community

Toronto, ON: Today, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) announces the finalists for its Business Leadership Awards taking place on November 5, 2020 during its virtual 5th Annual Black & White Gala.

The Business Leadership Awards were created to honour individuals and companies that have helped champion diversity, inclusion, and economic growth in the LGBT+ community. With COVID-19 still at large, the theme for this year’s event is ‘The Show Must Go On’ – a nod to the resilience the LGBT+ community continues to display in the face of an immensely challenging year. On Thursday November 5, 2020, Hundreds of individuals from across the country will gather virtually to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s LGBT+ business community, hear stories from fearless LGBT+ leaders, and enjoy an evening of fantastic entertainment. Recording artists Tegan & Sara will accept the Legacy Award honouring their long-standing contributions to the LGBT+ community.
Of the finalists announced, Darrell Schuurman, CGLCC Co-Founder and CEO said, “We are incredibly excited to recognize the outstanding achievements of Canada’s LGBT+ business community and to honour the inspirational business leaders that continue to be instrumental in driving LGBT+ economic growth within Canada.” 
In addition to the awards ceremony, the 5th Annual Black & White Gala will include a lineup of noteworthy Canadian performers including singer-songwriter RALPH, national icon Rick Mercer, and Priyanka, the first ever winner of Canada’s Drag Race. 
The 2020 Business Leadership Awards Finalists are:

  1. Business Leader of the Year:     

    • Darrell Bowden, Ryerson University
    • James Connell, Roots
    • Antoine Elhashem, INspired Media Inc.
    • Bobbie Racette, The Virtual Gurus
    • Al Ramsay, TD Bank Group
  2. National Corporation of the Year:

    • LinkedIn Canada
    • Scotiabank
    • TD Bank Group
  3. LGBT+ Business of the Year:

    • Ai-Media Canada Inc.
    • Pulp & Press Canada Inc.
    • Toni Marlow Clothing
  4. Young LGBT+ Entrepreneur of the Year:

    • Dustyn Baulkham, Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. 
    • Kailey Gilchrist, NONA Vegan Foods Ltd. 
    • Michael E. Solomon, Michael E. Solomon Professional Corporation 

  5. Legacy Award

    • Tegan & Sara

Winners will be announced during the 5th Annual Black & White Gala on November 5. Click here to register.